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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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A romantic castle often in the forefront of Scottish history since it was built in the 12th century. The renowned gardens include an Arts and Crafts herbaceous border and Victorian garden. The herbaceous border has been authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest.
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great to see so many rooms of interest. Great views from the top. Lovely gardens. Bowling green and dove buiding to add to the interest. Situated in the lovely village of Dirleton.

Thank polleydiane
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a must stop. First of all the gardens are very well done. Then you have a very impressive ruin with lots of nooks and crannies. Superb if you are into castles.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped as were passing, and so glad we did. The gardens are amazing. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirleton Castle is a hidden gem. You can’t really tell what it’s like when you drive through the village. Once you enter into the attraction you’ll find that the gardens are stunning. We spent some time admiring the floral displays before wandering up to the...More

1  Thank ScotchMissed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you drive past Dirlton you get a view of the Castle that isn't very flattering. You need to go through the gardens to get the best views of the Castle. Worth a visit.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting for the castle surrounded by gardens and enough left of the castle to have a good explore, well worth a visit.

Thank holidayerNorthWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I live two miles up the road from this castle it took a visit from Canadian friends to get me there! So pleased I decided to take them there. I loved the gardens and the castle itself was very interesting and a lot bigger...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely preserved Historic Scotland property. The gardens are especially beautiful and the high walls act as a wind break.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth doing with a visitors pass. Took just over an hour but the kids loved the ruins...and all the latrines!

Thank rhonwen h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gardens, and sizeable ruins of a castle, and plenty of passages to explore etc. A good day out, in a pretty location. The manager is a buff of medievil arms etc.. and seems to run demonstration sessions a lot. Recommend it.

Thank craigsmithoz
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
I was there with my 7 year old son & 5 year old daughter, for a 7 year old, the castle is easily accessible but for my daughter, the steep stone steps and narrow staircases caused a few problems. - lot of hand holding and... More
Nigel D
August 31, 2016|
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Response from AsbelLhant | Reviewed this property |
*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
June 19, 2016|
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Response from binaduncan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so long in replying we are staying where there is no internet connection. We travelled by bike so parking not a problem, in fact caretaker took our bikes into castle grounds! Dirleton is a quiet we place and... More